A Question of Degree – Halts, Half-Halts, Rein-Back and Rock Back

Written by Wendy Murdoch This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.46 Before we progress to lateral movements we have one more topic to cover,...

Pas De Deux With a Cow: Cow-work for the dressage horse

Written by Sylvana Smith We dressage riders pride ourselves on riding with precision, executing transitions and figures with accuracy and accountability.  The sport of dressage...

Getting Off On The Right Foot

With Buck Brannaman photos by Emily Kitching This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.1 “By working on driving your horse past you and changing directions,...

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Horsemanship Skills

Pyramid of Training For the Everyday Horseman – Part 2

Written by Terry Church Part I in this series of articles described the origins of the Pyramid of Training, its use, and its basic purpose....

For Visual Learners

Build Your Confidence

Flexing and the Counter Bend Exercise

With Richard Caldwell Riding in the hackamore can be a little intimidating if you've never done it before. We're going to start out with some...

Using Natural Obstacles

With Ty Weber Short days and unpredictable weather can make for inconsistent riding in the winter and early spring. This lack of riding coupled with...

Winter Projects

With Jeff Derby For many of us, the start of the winter season means an end to our riding season. Even if you have access...

Dwight Hill – Raising & Training Versatile Horses

Written by Heather Smith Thomas photos by Tessa Gilpin This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.54 Handling horses the natural way and producing finished...


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